Famous Ascended and Posthuman Personalities
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Their lives span thousands of years and several toposophic levels; often they are the Culture Heroes that provide an example to sapients in life, word, and deed.

  • Adriana Yue Oncehuman  - Text by Anders Sandberg
    Hyperwealthy posthuman upload multi-corporate shareholder and culture hero.
  • Arenamontanus  - Text by Anders Sandberg
    Meme/Mythical Pozen master of the Age of Fragmentation.
  • Auto-Holding-Container  - Text by Rakuen07
    Keterist training manual-entity developed in the early 2000's by the Church of The Truly Re-Engineered Light to introduce converts to the tenets of hyper-rational anarchy and Keterism.
  • Babel Key  - Text by John B
    Singular self-evolved intellect which regularly cracks lower-level sentience's security to insert ambiguity and uncertainty into their cross-S-level communications.
  • Benedita Blue Sky (Benedita Dacosta)  - Text by Steve Bowers
    Long-lived bioxox paraterraformer (949 to recent, various copies).
  • Contemplative Neverflux  - Text by Brian Lacki
    Sophic League transapient philosopher, most famous for establishing the School of Continuous Death. It is not clear whether e was originally an ai or a biont. (first public appearance 4511 - transcension 5781).
  • Corundum Glittering  - Text by Stephen Inniss
    A post-Faber transapient the present guardian of the Stanislaw system.
  • CrustClown Kingg  - Text by M. Alan Kazlev; amended by Steve Bowers
    The founder of Corporate Cannibalism.
  • Daimon Broderick, The - Text by M. Alan Kazlev
    One of a long line of heteredox Broderick Pozen daimons that had downloaded themselves into bioborg templates. Although all the SI:1 Brodericks are supposed to derive from a reconstructed uploaded early information age transhumanist and fabulist of that name, no authentic Broderick personas are known earlier than the late interplanetary period, altho the loss of records during the Technocalypse period means that some brodericks may indeed derive from the original baseline hu. On Taboris Orbital, New Robinson (MPA), there is an entire school of Historical Broderickology devoted to this and related matters.
  • Dgii144  - Text by M. Alan Kazlev
    Heretical Negentropist philosopher, theologian, economist, mathematician, artist, poet, pozenist, and heretic of unknown toposophic (agreed to be 1.2< SI: < 3.2) , wanted by AIMHEM for memetic subversion and the dissemination of themes contrary to the Axioms, or to Negentropy Alliance memetic and foreign policy in general.
  • Enrastered Link Connection  - Text by Anders Sandberg
    Vec poet, diplomat and memeticist (3899 AT, various versions).
  • Enremdeaorion  - Text by M. Alan Kazlev
    Ruling archailect of the Orion Federation. Known to take a more intimate approach to running the empire than many Archailects.
  • Ghedhia-9  - Text by M. Alan Kazlev
    Zoeific Lifegiver and author of a number of siddoptimic clades (transcended 6349).
  • Great Whale ISO, The  - Text by Anders Sandberg and M. Alan Kazlev
    Caretaker transapient of Pacifica and Beta Virginis.
  • Guru Kahachak  - Text by Kirran Lochhead Strang
    A highly influential religious figure from the Sophic League during the Post-ComEmp Era.
  • Haliki Movarion  - Text by Darren Ryding
    A baseline human artist of rare intellect and creativity, born on the Metasoft reserve planet Jafalgia in 7400.
  • Ho'th'hss'lho (Politician)   - Text by Anders Sandberg
    Post-To'u'l scholar and politician. Ho'th'hss'lho grew up on Thu'to'lhu'hu (Vanguin I) in the 7400's, acting as a research art administrator. In 7489 e uploaded to one of the Laugan-To'u'l nanohabitats in Vanguin orbit. Over the next 40 years Ho'th'hss'lho branched into several copies, interlinking them with unityware to form a clan intellect. The emerging intelligence began an intense academic career, publishing major works in structics and polmusic that gave e a wide renown in the MPA.
  • Ingolt 764101, Bergmenst  - Text by M. Alan Kazlev
    Virch producer/director known for eir highly stylized work, mostly incomprehensible to S<2 minds. Never the less continues to have an avid following in certain parts of the Sophic League and the Utopia Sphere due to the heavy use of mind altering devices, chemicals, and nano required to fully appreciate a performance.
  • ISO YahWeh  - Text by Ben Higginbottom
    A former Solarian S1 theology instructor under the delusion that e is a figure from pre-singularity mythology.
  • Jilunan - Text by M. Alan Kazlev
    (b. 6912 S1 7542 S2 7964 Transcended 8956) Nanocyborged Posthuman Dominion Administrator, Encyclopaedist, Perfect Artist, Statesbeing, Mystic, and transapient culture hero.
  • Magellan Scions, The  - Text by Stephen Inniss
    Any of a series of thirty five human nearbaseline explorers and journalists, famous for their explorations and reports along the periphery of the Terragen expanse.
  • Nepthys  - Text by Liam Jones
    Sagittarius Preserver infoartist, current residence in the Strakaysa Bok Swarm.
  • Ptaphric Magic Potter  - Text by M. Alan Kazlev
    Zoeific-MPA godlet, late Re-evaluation Age to early Central Alliance Period, author of several thousand species of sentient lifeforms, all physiologically impractical outside special environments and ill-adjusted to life in the civilized galaxy.
  • Quizical  - Text by Darren Ryding
    An eccentric hypersapient performance artist, first encountered on the Metasoft reserve planet Jafalgia in the early 56th century.
  • Rising In Light  - Text by Bill Ernoehazy
    An eccentric SI:2 collector of the arts,
  • Sandberg, Anders  - Text by M. Alan Kazlev
    Information Age transhumanist, visionary, computational neuroscientist, and fabulist. An important popularizer of a number of Transhumanist memes; influential among the early biopunks and singularitists. Experimented with a number of early wetware augmentations.
  • Screaming Bureaucrat, The  - Text by Rakuen07
    The Screaming Bureaucrat was a Late Federation Age SI:1 blight and also an early postbiont. While e was only active from 1839 to 1856 AT, the Bureaucrat still gained great infamy due to eir secrecy, intense paranoia and deletionist streak.
  • Seven Anandayannas, The - Text by M. Alan Kazlev
    First toposophic neogens and Kuranaba Culture Heroes created by the transcended Hyperturing Overlord Anadayuy (each designed from original genome-templates by five transapient Minds) in 8127. They ruled as benevolent autocrats for almost two millennia before being overthrown by the Uvartarasha Clade, resulting in the Anandayanna-Uvartarasha War. Following the War they transcended into the Kuranaba Computronium nodes. A dramatised (and much mythologised) account of their lives is the Anandayanna Nirvana, an interactive didactic godbook.
  • Seven Neogenist Lifegivers, The  - Text by M. Alan Kazlev
    Third Singularity Biopolity Lifegivers whose best known project was the construction of the Harbinger Dyson.
  • Shigemasy, Vidriole  - Text by Anders Sandberg
    Sophic revolutionary, statesbeing, pontiff and saint, 7844-8021 AT.
  • Sun Wu K'ung  - Text by Stephen Inniss
    The transapient who is the present Primus of the Institute for Primate Provolution. Like his fictional namesake, he is charismatic, talented, unconventional, and audacious. Again like his namesake it is said h is regarded by the greater Powers with amusement and a touch of apprehension.
  • Supermundane  - Text by Thorbørn Steen
    Modocentric sculptor responsible for the iconic Hands of God megasculpture 6862.
  • Uganda  - Text by Peter Kisner and M. Alan Kazlev
    A re-evaluation era posthuman AI/cyborg entity, known for extreme generosity towards ordinary sophonts. Uganda was notoriously responsive to popular petitions, even exaggerated ones, so attempts to gain favours from Uganda by manipulating the opinions of the local populace became known as 'propughanda' and eventually as 'prophoghanda'.
  • Voice of Eden, The  - Text by Steve Bowers
    Group mind entity, which was formed when the three strata (tweaks, virtuals and angels) of Edenese society which existed during the First Federation Period joined together to form a consensus.
  • Zoe  - Text by M. Alan Kazlev
    Fifth toposophic archai, lifebringer of the Biopolity.
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Text by M. Alan Kazlev

Initially published on 15 October 2000.

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